Labor Looms Large

Yesterday we went to see the doctor for one of those regularly scheduled pregnancy checkups.

It went really well, but it was kind of funny at the end. The doctor had finished explaining what to watch out for and Paula said, “By the way–what’s this feeling on my belly right now?”

The doctor felt it and said, “That’s a contraction.”

“Oh, I’ve had three of those since we’ve been here.”

And the doctor gave Paula some medicine to slow the process down. Time to pack the bags and get everybody’s number in my cell phone…

Chi Alpha Video Blogs

In case you haven’t been checking it out, the national Chi Alpha website has been rockin’ lately. If you want to get a feeling for what they’re doing, check out their video blogs (the most recent one is a video blog of love, but I think the one on postmodern cookie evangelism is a better intro).

Unfortunately, there’s no index to them all. You can sort of see one at http://chialpha.com/video_blogs, but it’s really just a directory listing. *sigh*

Update: there is an index to the Chi Alpha video blogs!

The Bowling Alley Theologian Strikes Again

Back at SMS I used to head to the campus bowling alley in the student union and help students process questions about God. It was right when the television series Ed (about a bowling alley lawyer) was getting popular, and so I called myself the Bowling Alley Theologian. It was a lot of fun.

I had flashbacks today as I spent 5 hours in a long and rambling conversation with a student. We talked about the existence of God, the nature of truth, epistemology, morality, the nature of Scripture, archaelogy and the Exodus, evolutionary psychology, the mind‐body problem, and the relationship between facts, faith, doubt, and skepticism.

It was a lot of fun.

The Diamond I Wanted To Get Paula

Happy Valentine’s Day, Paula!

I wanted to get you the universe’s largest known diamond, but since it’s 2,500 miles across the ring would probably be a bit awkward. Still, a 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 carat diamond would be quite the accessory.

side note: at first I assumed this was some sort of bizarre typo in the paper, but then I did some additional research. Just google for BPM 37093 to find many more links. Thanks to OxBlog for the original link.

Glen Cole Update

In other news, Pastor Joss Walters (of Kansas City, MO) suggested that we screen Brother Cole more carefully before allowing him to enter the hallowed ranks of Chi Alpha.

I would like to suggest that [Brother Cole] would need to [pass] a test … to establish whether or not he could properly connect with this audience. The test could begin with a Game Cube or PS2 followed by a brief sermon on “WHAT IS MARILYN MANSON SO UPSET ABOUT?” [edited slightly for brevity]

Why Reach Stanford?

Schools like Stanford are steering wheels for our society: as goes the campus, so goes the culture. Our leaders are shaped in Stanford’s lecture halls–four of America’s nine Supreme Court Justices are Stanford grads!

And it’s not just America that Stanford influences–the president of Peru is a Stanford graduate. In fact, 1/4 of the students are from another country, and the two most represented nations are China and India.

Today they learn, but tomorrow they lead. These future world‐changers must be reached with the gospel while they are more open than they will ever be again!

If you want even more amazing reasons, check out my list of famous Stanford alumni.